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i. think. egypt descends into deadly political strife with street battles between pro and anti regime mobs leaving three people dead including a u.s. national. as washington's hunt for whistleblower edward snowden goes on a four star u.s. general is under investigation for allegedly disclosing a cyber attack against iran's nuclear program. and the german state t.v. channel is accused of paying its guests to criticize russia over the case of the notorious protest group pussy riot. welcome you watching r.t.
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with me andrew farmer now deadly riots are engulfing egypt a year on from president mohamed morsi is inauguration rival rallies by his supporters and opponents have been escalating to street violence over the past week three people were killed on friday including a u.s. national in alexandria washington has reacted by allowing its nonessential staff to leave the troubled country until conditions improve artie's bell true reports. tension is rising across the country in the lead up to the anniversary of president mohamed morsi his inauguration on sunday fierce clashes raging between supporters and opponents of president morsi in the coastal city of alexandria where u.s. citizen legislator stabbed to death we don't know yet whether this was a targeted attack on the u.s. citizen and gyptian also succumbed to his injuries from bird shots in these brutal civilian on civilian clashes the latest death we had is from port sayit. during an
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explosion meanwhile the islamists the supporters of the president saying that he was legitimately democratically elected and that therefore he should only be removed from office in the form of an election they have mass protest in cairo. opposition forces gathered on the harir mr brotherhood really seeing a lot of dissent recently there's been a number of their offices who have been torched and fire bombed by protesters who are really angry at the group egypt is witnessing a security vacuum and an increase in violent clashes on the streets particularly during protests many citizens are reaching out to private security firms to secure their homes i spoke to some of those people affected by the ongoing violence in the shadow of the brick. building. is preparing for the expected violence between supporters and opponents of the egyptian president on sunday some of says he has
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already fortified his small shop just of cairo as to his square with sheets of. willis that we got them in my kiosk has been robbed and destroyed a few times in previous clown shoes i'm going to vacate my shop as i'm afraid of what is going to happen in the violence i don't want to lose everything again with the police taking a back seat those who can afford it are reaching out to private security firms like this one general manager a former high ranking police officer but to what it says he's come. he is preparing for the worst as protesters demand the resignation of missing brotherhood president mohamed morsi. that went on june thirtieth there may be violence between the opposition forces and the islamists so we're sending more people to the places were guarding we're giving our staff and clients special training and information how they can secure their premises and how they deal with clashes. companies like bees are plugging the gaps amid a deepening security crisis across the country lynchings are on the rise the latest
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brutal mob killing happened just a few days ago near the capital civilians are increasingly armed and protests are becoming more violent as citizens bring guns to clashes leaving many to fear for their deaths analysts say the breakdown of security is because citizens no longer fear the police who have been accused of being reluctant to provide security they also blame the government which has failed to confront the interior ministry they are responsible for the bigger version of law and order if they don't take the necessary steps to fix it they may want to they may wish to but if they're not actually solving it the buck stops at their door it will find a very difficult to get the ministry of interior to reform of the police services to reform. precisely because inside the police force inside the ministry of interior there are so many people that are really quite opposed to the muslim brotherhood instead of promising change president morsi played with fire in his wednesday speech to the nation praising the police and functioning for their work
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so with violence on the horizon many will be forced to attend egypt's me through writing private security industry to protect their own homes and businesses true to our kind. our president morsi enjoys strong support from the united states and has no intention of giving in to the opposition courting to political analyst and author william and. this is like a festering boil that's that's been boiling as long as morsi has shown that he's done nothing to improve the fundamentals of the economy and the economy has generated the youth unemployment bulges explosion and that i think is a lot of the tender box that you seen on the streets right now he's trying to ram a sharia constitution down down the throats of the gyptian people and that goes against egyptian cultural tradition ninety eight or eighty percent of the population are sunni muslim the other thing is the military hasn't yet we did as to
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whether they continue to back morsi as they have done under water enormous washington pressure so i think this is to make and break situation the obama administration continues to back the muslim brotherhood which is a very unfortunate thing but that's part of a larger geopolitical agenda that washington and the state department have built up morsi has already indicated he's going to take a year to one kind of brute force state power reaction to try to terrorize the opposition and to. disbanding but that's not going to work at this point and as more demonstrations and more cats are names for the upcoming days in egypt is always on and to bring you the latest developments on that and of course online dot com. what happened to the arab spring dream does egypt's first freely elected president bring any change fear poverty economic failure and violence remain
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to egypt's attempts to escape chaos leave it wallowing even deeper. egypt year in chaos. the american government is reportedly targeting a retired army general accused of spilling classified information about a cyber attack james cartwright was once the second highest ranking officer in the u.s. military he's now suspected of revealing details on the stuxnet virus that temporarily shut down iran's nuclear sites three years ago. it was called the details in two thousand and ten when the u.s. carried out this cyber attack against iran general cartwright was vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and he was reported to be one of the crucial players in this cyber attack he resigned in two thousand and eleven and he is now apparently being investigated as the need of that story as you remember it the niek about the obama administration having carried out this cyber attack against iran came before the election last year and the timing raise a lot of questions because president obama all but bragged about that operation as
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he ran for reelection as you remember everybody kind of assumed that it was one of those authorized because the administration the same formation all the time to further its own goals but the timing of this particular about the general being investigated is also very interesting he hasn't been charged with any crimes and yet again from an unnamed source that he's being investigated and this is happening at a time when the hunt for edward snowden is in full swing is the administration trying to make a point here trying to sort of say that they're targeting even the sources of those leaks that they like it really is not clear at this point not clear whether it's their way of trying to fight the perception that the administration deeks all it wants and targets only those whose leaks embarrass the government. well r.t. caught up with former pentagon official markel maloof to get his view on the stuxnet probe and he thinks the case has become
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a source of embarrassment for washington. i don't buy into the argument that it was a planned leak by the administration to lead us to let the world know that we had stuck to that i think from the u.s. perspective it probably was a very serious it was very serious damage although it was almost an open secret that stuxnet came from the israelis in the united states but having someone actually in a high position may. confirm that i think just reinforces the fact that the united states itself is engaged in cyber warfare. and it really has very little room to complain about other countries that are engaged in cyber warfare the united states was caught involved in in cyber warfare at a time when it too is a gate when it's when it's complained about others hacking into into u.s. systems meanwhile the father of the fugitive whistleblower edward snowden has said under which he thinks he's son would voluntarily come back to the u.s.
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. he should not be detained or imprisoned before trial should not be subject to a gagging order and should be tried in a location of his choosing that's according to a letter from snowden sr released to the media all of this comes as the thirty year old ex cia employee remain stuck in diplomatic limbo in the transit zone of moscow's sheremetyevo airport so let's take a look at where snowden could potentially be heading next to cuba appears to be a tricky option at the moment because the u.s. state department said back in two thousand and six that have been or had promised to stop accepting u.s. fugitives iceland has held talks on whether to grant snowden asylum and wiki leaks affiliates are now awaiting comment from the interior ministry there venezuela says it would be likely to grant the whistleblower refuge with president nicolas maduro applauding the man's bravery and another south american destination ecuador looks
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promising but that country cannot yet grant him asylum because he's not on ecuadorian soil the whistleblower supplied has of course captured the global media but investigative journalist duncan campbell says the real story is being sidelined . a lot depends on on russia but i think the russian game will bespeak to stand back and as an international territory we can do nothing and wait for other players to act but i do think that the focus is wrong because all of this distraction about snowden and where the years of what he might do nags has completely undermined the tremendous gravity of the successive documents and revelations that he's made about the scope of american and allied spying on the civil and commercial affairs of the world i think many americans recognize the true values for which their forefathers for from the wharf in the plane and so on we would see snowden
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a real hero but that is never going to be the flexi. demographics when the price is so tainted disgraceful and so silent in simply reporting what he's got to say if there was a dissident in russia or china or the middle east speaking out in the way that snowden is doing it would have massive coverage that's not happening. another development to the story the u.s. army has restricted access to the guardian newspapers website for thousands of defense personnel across the country the move against the british daily comes after its revelations of the n.s.a. spying activities r.t. sarah firth reports this information is regarding reports in the us media that the us military is in for the message to them that they have been filtering content regarding government surveillance programs and this came on the back of reports about complaints from a us base in san francisco that start there won't be able to access any of the
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u.k. guardian website and only partial access to the us guardian website they said it seems that this is to do with something called network hygiene now this is preserving their system from any threat externally or internally and it is raising questions about that suppression of information and to talk more about that i'm joined by the flowerless for they take this thank you very much for telling us i think the first question to our skids these classified documents that have been released by with the blair and of course in a very similar way to what we saw with wiki leaks although there's been with public release the still classified documents so i mean the u.s. military justified in you know preserving the system in this way it's nothing to do with network hygiene it is straight attempt to suppress and to control what is being read and understood by in this case the soldiers the other side of the coin
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is the american government and the british government are looking at all the internet or the mobile appliances or the landline telephones of you me american citizens british citizens and every single person watching this program so it's a little side ridiculous side because those soldiers can actually get hold of information or they have mobile phones and computer access elsewhere a problem at all. but it's part of an overall increasing encroachment on free speech and access to information the department of defense actually said in their response that they're not going to block websites from the american public in general and that would violate they said the hired help principle of upholding and defending the constitution thing made it clear this is just not in the u.s. this lying when they talk about democracy they are. in the head choppers when they talk about free speech they are shutting down as many things as they do you have no reason to believe one single thing that the american government
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says the bottom line of all this to control the information and they normally do it by omission in the american channels knots much they lie they just don't tell the truth. we're going to take a quick break now but the still plenty more to come here are not saying clay doing . footage surfaces on the web but they have to show syrian rebels to compensating supporters of president assad this just days after the u.s. reportedly started the insurgency. while the mass hunger strike at guantanamo bay continues the commerce authorities are coming under fire from the u.s. military for failing to prevent the suicide of a detainee. download
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the german state t.v. channel is facing some questions at the moment offered a merchant may. if paid guess he sums to portray russia in a bad light one of five celebrities that took part in a talk show about the trial of the notorious punk band pussy riot admitted to receiving a substantial fame as the details more than a year after their trial and conviction pussy riot saw still making headlines the local actress on a title black suggested she was chased by a state broadcaster to talk about the trial i have received money from ted and to give opinion on the program aspect they pay money for this i cannot tell you how much money a lot of money is who is one of five celebrities who took part in a discussion show about the trial of the punk collective who were jailed for hooliganism motivated by religious hatred in response to questions for among well
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oxen right magazine the i.d.f. issued this statement. has stressed this was not the case and her expression was of a satirical nature for all it is extremely sorry that her satirical remarks were misunderstood and she asks forgiveness for causing this situation they give the impression all those five if the impression that russia is so harsh dictatorship punishing. girls for a little artist action this was the right coverage was not re presenting at all of the opinion in the german people the i.d.f. is among a group of media outlets that receives their funding from the german license fee with each household expected to contribute around eighteen months the fact that the german state t.v. shows five celebrities sharing the same opinion on the pussy riot trial and on the pussy riot case is giving a very wrong impression outside also about germany because this gives the
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impression that we all are thinking the same if. a group like pussy riot would try to do the same thing somewhere in a catholic church itself germany i think they could be happy to be caught by the police and not to be caught by the audi. in the church the main cathedral in cologne saw its own pussy riot demonstration the judge eventually issued stiff fines to two of the german participants although hearing of the third is being despond all without a rory we saw the incident did you did your mom despite denials of any wrongdoing from the city and other. questions are being raised over the objectivity of german state media peter all over r.t. . now you can read more about any of our stories you've seen today on our website at r.t. dot com also there right now when it comes to the palestinian territories mcdonald's is not loving it the fast food giant has refused to build an amphlett in the west bank you can find out why online plus the final frontier masses boy just spacecraft
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and an unexplored zone our solar system follow that journey at. least be cool language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks about six of the c.o.r.p. interviews intriguing stories for you here. in troy the arabic to find out more visit. a new video of a beheading allegedly carried by syrian rebel fighters has caused outrage on the internet. has the details and i have to warn you you may find the images you're about to see distressing. most disturbing and brutal footage has appeared online
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and what you see is a group of men with what looks to be a kitchen knife in their hands decapitating one by one three men on the ground it's all happening on a small hill than in the distance there is a group of women and children looking on all of this is happening to the cries of akbar god is great to be three men purported to be supporters of the syrian president bashar assad now at the same time the video appears under the heading of free syrian army cannibals decapitate an orthodox christian bishop it's not clear whether or not the bishop is one of the three men but what we do know is that a syrian bishop was killed while trying to protect religious sisters franciscan monastery in the north of syria this video appears some six weeks after similar brutal footage was also captured online and at that time there was the leader of a syrian rebel group known as the fabric brigade showed biting into the heart of a did syrian soldier all of this highlights the brutality of the syrian opposition
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and the extremist elements inside it it comes after meetings of the friends of syria in which the united states pledged support to say and weapons to this opposition the u.k. and france indicating that they will model over this although indicating they support for such measures all of this is a very warring scenario and that is why countries like russia have indicated their outrage of weapons being sent to syria saying that it only perpetuates the conflict and benefits at the hands of extremist elements there. as the muscle mass hunger strike at guantanamo bay is the hundred fifty day mark elite u.s. military report has strongly criticised the authorities there accused of failing to prevent the suicide of a mentally ill detainee last september guards were allegedly negligent failing to notice that man latif was holding medication. he sell he died after taking the pail
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with oil once the yemeni citizen had been held without charge five a decade and his lawyers say he had lost all hope of an ace the reported phase that the hunger strikers at guantanamo many of whom being force that could also attempt suicide has a brain in the us president for failing to use his authority to shut down the prison. there is one hundred sixty sixty cheney's at one time or prison right now there might be six seven or eight who actually should have their day in court charges should be filed due process this is a basic requirement of civil liberties due process some of them should be in court with charges filed and let them have their day in court one hundred sixty should at litter been there they should be out on the streets there the president obama has been blogging on this he's been claiming that he can't do anything and that's simply not true he's operating a droll assassination program claiming he has the power to do that is present the
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united states and yet somehow he's claiming that he doesn't have the power to close down a military prison and he's the commander in chief of the united states armed forces is not a bit strange. well at the moment barack obama is in south africa reese part of his visit to three countries on the continent seeking to boost america's relations and trade ties there but he's not being welcomed by everyone hundreds gathered for street demonstrations against u.s. foreign policy africans had high hopes when obama became u.s. president but those have since been dashed american aid to africa has been surveyed and cut while washington is stepped up military operations in the region some observers say a bar has no real interest in helping african countries to develop. the purpose of the trip is not to help. african people to help develop these african nations this is a very. calculated glorified public relations tour to three
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courage reads and most people in africa are going to realize and do realize that really this country is doing nothing to help that continent and what they do know is that the overthrow of colonel gadhafi led by obama in the eight zero league history so the african people are not pleased or happy with president obama and he's good or for absolutely nothing certainly be enticed some private sector companies to make a few investments but this is really the third it in terms of where our three needs . well let's have a look at some other international news in brief the brazilian president has met the leaders of twenty five youth organizations in a bid to find a way out of the popular unrest raging in the country meanwhile small demonstrations are continuing in several cities mass outrage erupted more than two
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weeks ago over high spending on next year's football world cup while social services and health care remain severely underfunded. and iraq is facing a new escalation of sectarian violence at least forty people have been killed over the past two days in bomb attacks targeting several cities and in clashes between shia and sunni militant groups the last few months have been the deadliest the war torn nation has seen in over five years with over two thousand lives lost. coming up next banks and stacey expose the secrets of the global financial industry and the kinds of money.
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anyone who lives in the us knows that the i.r.s. does not play around one honest or dishonest mistake could get you in a lot of trouble even a longtime friend of mine got his entire life savings destroyed due to some simple honest error you think that workers in an organization that could punish you for your financial failings would be very sharp with their own money but that's sadly not the case according to an audit report from the treasury inspector general for tax administration at the very least one thousand iris employees have abused the charge cards they were issued to cover their official travel expenses some of these people are very high on the letter including an executive level official a criminal investigator and multiple bullies with security clearances much of the abuses related to employees writing checks for big purchases which later bounced due to accounts being empty yeah the people who could ruin your life for one little financial folly seem to have no problem over drawing while they are living it up on taxpayer funded travel to keep things in perspective the iris is a huge organization so one thousand abusers is a minority but in the spirit of fairness i think these card abusers should be
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punished just as harshly as normal people who run afoul of the i.r.s. but that's just my opinion. welcome to the kaiser report on i'm max kaiser fico blue accounting is the new black yes it's the must wear accounting trick for banks municipalities and nations across the world this season and financial fraud fashion experts that is to say the
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auditors say that big book counting looks great matched with a mis sold swap or wrapped in an accidental misplacement a segregated client funds so a great way to recycle all your old scams emerging as the tide goes out however just as you wouldn't wear a mini skirt if your legs look like tree stumps you don't want to try wearing these accounting tricks and if your name is joe bag of dallas or jane tacky don't polish no no no then you'll find that your peekaboo accounting will be replaced with black and white stripes for the next forty or fifty years while working on jamie diamond's chain gang we're again on the chain. the diva i believe stacey well max with that intro we are going to have to get to the capital of fashion italy italy fail.

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